An: 2012, Nr.3, Articol Nr. 20
DENTAL EROSION AND OTHER ORAL ANATOMICAL CAUSED GASTROESOPHAGEAL REFLUX
Dorelia Lucia Călin - “Gr. T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Iaşi, Discipline of Cariology and Restorative Odontotherapy
Mihaela Mitrea, L.L. Frâncu - “Gr. T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Iaşi, Discipline of Anatomy
DENTAL EROSION AND OTHER ORAL ANATOMICAL CHANGES CAUSED GASTROESOPHAGEAL REFLUX (Abstract): Gastroesophageal reflux can cause oral pathological changes. Dental erosion is the predominant oral manifestation of the disease and allows the dentist to make the initial diagnosis. Undiagnosed erosion can cause devastating damage to the dentition over time. Patients were not aware of the underlying condition. The causes of erosion are difficult to define without a detailed history. Erosive lesions were present in various degrees in the same patient, maxillary teeth showing greater erosive lesions in comparison with the lower teeth. Dentists must be familiar with typical and atypical symptoms of the disease because they could be the first to suspect the presence of the disease by observing dental erosion that cannot be explained. The consequences of intrinsic erosion are often severe and require a complex restorative treatment to restore tooth tissue loss.
Key words: GASTROESOPHAGEAL REFLUX, TOOTH EROSION, ORAL EFFECTS OF GASTROESOPHAGEAL REFLUX